Highlights from August 2018

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight. 

The August winds have arrived, for the first time in awhile they are on time. It is very dry at the moment so we are hoping the rains will come soon. Here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

Orion- A leopard that seems to like to have his photo taken

Meet “Orion”, this young Leopard male has been “spotted” often on our safaris lately. He is very relaxed around the vehicles seeming to not even notice us as he goes about his day. This is always very exciting as Leopards are not one of the most seen mammals in the Pilanesberg National Park.

We don’t know if one can take a bad photograph of this cat as it is always so hard to choose from the large amount taken. Here are some that we would like to share of this magnificent cat.

Some highlights from July 2018

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight. 

July was a very busy month for us with the winter school holidays and some groups from the world choir games joining us on a number of activities. We got to share so many special sightings with them, here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

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Two very patient lionesses

While out on a morning game drive/ safari in Pilanesberg we came across two lionesses out on a hunt. They were walking around on the lookout for some prey. Not far up the road, there were some waterbuck that had no idea of the danger heading their way.

The lionesses split up and we all knew the hunt was on. They stalked low down in the grass edging closer and closer to the unsuspecting prey, making use of every tree and shrub they could find to hide their position.

We had lost visual of the one lioness so we kept a close eye on the one we could see. After about 20 minutes with the visible lioness, not 30 Meters away from the waterbuck they caught wind of her and made a run for it. The lioness gave a half-hearted chase and stopped as the waterbuck went into a dry riverbed, where we could no longer see them. The lionesses had missed their target … or so we thought. Little did we know the lioness that we had lost sight of had been waiting in ambush in the riverbed. As we moved forward this is what we found.

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